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Elbert Co. Commission Approves Intergovernmental Agreement

November 13, 2013

Two down, and one to go when it comes to a proposed intergovernmental agreement between the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, Elbert County Board of Education, and Elberton City Council. Yesterday evening, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners became the second governing body to approve the terms laid out in the intergovernmental agreement, which involves…

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Elberton Police Explorer Meeting Tomorrow Evening

November 13, 2013

There is still time to sign up for those Elbert County youth still interested in participating in the Elberton Police Department’s Police Explorer program. The first Explorer meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 7:00pm. Elberton City Hall will be the location of the meeting. Sergeant Macon Clark is heading up the program this year, and…

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Special Fund Set up for Elberton Home Fire Victim

November 13, 2013

A fire off Campbell Street claims the home of an Elberton resident. It happened Friday night. The Elberton Community, as many people know, steps up for their own, and a special fund has been set up at Pinnacle Bank. The purpose of the fund is to raise funds for Mr. Luther N. Rucker, who is…

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Upscale Development Coming to Hartwell, GA

November 13, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Construction is expected to begin soon in Hartwell on a major development of new upscale homes right in the heart of the historic district. At a press conference last Thursday, local businessman Larry Torrance announced the sale of some 35 acres of land owned by his family to…

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Gas Prices Drop Nationwide, Statewide, and Countywide

November 13, 2013

The national average for a gallon of gas is about 25 cents less than it was during last year’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Between November 21 and 26 of 2012, a gallon of regular retail gasoline averaged $3.42 nationwide, and 39 million Americans drove to their Thanksgiving destination. Pump prices in the Southeast are currently about…

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Phase Two Renovation Fieldhouse Plans to be Presented to EC School Board on Nov. 18th

November 12, 2013

Phase Two renovation work is moving full steam ahead at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School today, but one item in Phase Two that is still up in the air is a proposed new field house. Originally planned to be more than 8,000 square feet, the first budget for the field house was over 1.4…

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Over Sixty Veterans Honored at ECCHS on Veterans Day

November 12, 2013

Another outstanding Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by the Elbert County JROTC program on the campus of the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Sergeant Major Doug Hastings, a veteran of the Vietnam War, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. During his speech, Hastings commended the World War II veterans by referring to them as “The…

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Franklin Teen Dead After Fatal Traffic Accident Over the Weekend

November 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County High School students are mourning the loss of one of their own  after a wreck over the weekend. It happened Saturday on SR63. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, 16-year old Matt Walters was driving down SR63 near his home when his vehicle suddenly left the…

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Elbert County Commission Expected to Vote on Intergovernmental Agreement

November 12, 2013

After pushing back their usual meeting date, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will gather this evening for their regular monthly meeting for November. On the agenda this evening is the big ticket item that has been on not only their agenda, but the Elbert County Board of Education’s and Elberton City Council’s as well,…

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Controlled Burn in Elbert County Smokes Up Elberton

November 12, 2013

Those concerned yesterday about a smoky day in Elberton, can rest easy. According to Elbert County Fire Chief Rick Mewborne, a controlled burn was being conducted off of Old Middleton Road. He says that approximately sixty acres were burned. Controlled burns are common this time of year during the cooler months to reduce fuel buildup…

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Calendar

  • September 23, 2014 6:00 pmElberton Idol / Jr Idol Auditions
  • September 25, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
  • September 27, 2014 4:00 pmSinging and Revival
  • September 28, 2014 1:00 pm10th Annual Norton Reunion
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